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10. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 18:10 CJ_Parker
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 17:34:
jimnms wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 16:42:
I wonder if in 20 years we'll be looking back at how much of a hassle it was running SATA cables like we do for those damn ribbon cables.
Hope so, 'cause that will mean someone invented some cool technology.

I hope so, too.

There's so much inventions and progress all around but some parts of building a PC are as archaic as ever and could use a fat boost in convenience.

- Stuff like the Asus Q shield is nice but why not have a unified case to board connector with automatic configuration for ease of use?
- SATA: High time we got a nice simple unified cable/connector for data + power (2 in 1)
- CPU coolers: Mounting those humongous fuckers should be MUCH easier and it's a shame we still don't have more elegant (smaller!) solutions than air or water (what happened to the concept of thermoelectrical cooling like via Peltier elements which we already had over a decade ago?). Same goes for thermal paste and pads. It's messy and annoying. Surely with today's nano tech there must be a better solution?
- Centralized chassis/CPU fan hub would be nice to have with a 7V and 12V switch (or upper connector row = 12V, lower row = 7V)
- And lots of more minor niggles... for example, try to reduce the necessity for screws even further, increase modularity further, make more sound insulated cases (every higher end case should be offered in an optional sound insulated version) etc. etc. etc.
 
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